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Diamorphine, also known as heroin, is an opioid drug derived from morphine. It is a powerful painkiller and is used to treat severe pain, such as that caused by cancer or injury. It is also used recreationally for its euphoric effects.
Common side effects of diamorphine include drowsiness, confusion, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and respiratory depression. Long-term use of diamorphine can lead to physical dependence and addiction.
Associated brand names of diamorphine include:  ▸ Diamorph ▸ Heroin ▸ Diacetylmorphine ▸ Diamorphan ▸ Morphinan-3-ol ▸ Morphinone
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